Just like diet and hydration, getting enough sleep is JUST as important but can also be a challenge. There are so many factors that can hinder your sleep routine; going to bed late, stress, being on your phone or even your diet. A good night's sleep is so important, especially when it comes to getting through the next day. There are so many simple hacks/quick fixes that can ultimately help you fall asleep and stay asleep, resulting in a healthy mind + body.
Stay screen free:
When it comes down to trying to fall asleep, stay off your phone and turn your TV off. Not only is the blue light known to cause insomnia but it can also cause eye fatigue and premature skin aging. Give your brain a rest and turn off the electronic devices, this will help calm your mind and allow you to chill out.
Sip on something relaxing:
A nice cup of tea is the ultimate pre-bedtime drink. I personally love a warm glass of tea about an hour before bed. If you’re not a fan of tea, try warm milk or warm water with lemon.
Complete your nighttime skincare routine:
Before going to bed, make sure to wash your makeup, take a shower and complete your skincare routine. This way you will feel fresh and relaxed when you get into bed. I always have to remove my makeup and wash my face before bed! The nights I don’t I swear I don’t get as good of a night’s rest.
Add essential oils:
Essential oils have the ability to calm you down and promote a calming environment. Add a few drops of lavender to your pillow before bed and it can help you drift to sleep. You can even add the oil to the shower before bed. I love to add essential oils to my facial steamer!
Limit caffeine + alcohol before bed:
Both caffeine and alcohol can lead to a restless sleep. Try to avoid caffeine after noon. While alcohol does make the brain sleepy, it will cause you to wake up frequently. Try to not drink 6 hours before bedtime.